The Festival of Urbanism 5

4-13 September 2018


Melbourne Launch event : 4 September 2018


Reciprocal discussions in Sydney and Melbourne with researchers, industry professionals and community leaders who are challenging practice to maximise the public interest.

This discussion takes place on the traditional lands of the Gadigal peoples of the Eora Nations and the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung peoples of the Kulin Nations. We pay our respects to the land, ancestors and elders both past, present and emerging.

Brought to you by  the Henry Halloran Trust with the assistance of The School of Architecture Design and Planning

Event Partners: Monash Art Design & Architecture, NSW Planning Institute of Australia and VIC Planning Institute of Australia (Young Planners).

Change your view of the city.

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Why? "urbanism"

‘Urbanism’ is a useful term because it encompasses both the study and planning of cities as well as the condition of living in cities.

In this way the term ‘urbanism’ embeds the connection between the ‘planner’ or ‘designer’ and the city and people that are being planned for; it recalls the often quoted line from Coriolanus: ‘what is the city but the people?’.

If it is accepted that the human condition is inextricably and necessarily social, then the primary location of that sociability is the city. Read more

Associate Professor Rod Simpson. The University of Sydney. 

148 City Rd
Darlington NSW 2006

Site Development

Photo: Rod Simpson
Design: Tammy Nicholson

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